Monthly Archives: August 2014
Always Take Caution When Sharing Your Personal Information
We want to once again reiterate the importance of doing everything you can to ensure you are protecting yourself from being a victim of identity theft or online hackers.
We continue to encourage you to:
We also want to remind you that we will never randomly call and ask you to verify personal account information over the phone. If you have questions or feel as though your personal financial information has been compromised, we encourage you to call us immediately at 1.800.526.6933 or 860.513.5000.
Your security is very important to us. We take this very seriously. Please remember to be very cautious about online, phone or electronic solicitations for information.
- Have a unique password for each site. As an alternative, you may have a single "throw away" password for sites that you don't consider important. But be aware that at one point, a site that is not important now, may become important as you are doing more business with them.
- Use a password safe, if possible one that allows syncing locally without having to send your password collection to a cloud service. Read more about password safes here.
- Change passwords once in a while (we recommend every 6 months).
- Avoid using passwords that incorporate birth dates, social security numbers, anniversary dates, phone numbers, kid, pet or significant other's names or other obvious personal information.
- Ask sites that you consider important to implement 2-factor authentication.